Summer Research Fellowship Programme
Kochi: The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and the National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad have invited applications for two-month Summer Research Fellowship Programme-2017. The programme is open to students/teachers (studying/teaching in India) which help them to work with scientists associated with the three Academies during 2017.
Applicants should be studying in one of the following:
BS / BSc / BVSc / BPharm (II and III years only)
BE / BTech / BCA (II and III years only)
MS / MSc / MVSc / MPharm (I year only)
ME / MTech / MCA (I year only)
(5-year integrated) MS / MSc /MTech / MBBS (II, III, IV years only)
PharmD (III, IV years only)
(dual degree) BTech + MTech (II/,III,IV years only)
(dual degree) BE + MSc (II, III, IV years only)
(dual degree) BS + MS (II, III, IV years only)
Integrated PhD (I, II years only)
The minimum percentage of average marks in core subjects only (i.e. excluding languages) from X std. up to post-graduation (whichever years completed) should be 65% or above. Students doing PhD are not eligible. Applicants who have availed the Academies fellowship twice before are also not eligible to apply.
The applicant should include a write-up (in about 150–250 words) as to the specific area of the applicant and indicate what he/she would like to learn and achieve through this fellowship. It can also include the specific experiment or theory that the applicant wants to work on but NOT a general description of the area. The write-up should not be a "copy and paste" job from any source.
How to apply
Application should be submitted online in the prescribed format. This link is available in the websites of the three Academies (www.ias.ac.in; www.insaindia.org; www.nasi.org.in). Its mandatory to upload the marks sheets from class X till the last examination. Please have the scanned versions of mark sheets (in JPEG format), before starting to fill up the application. Only one application per candidate will be considered. If more than one application is submitted, none of the applications will be considered. The last date for receipt of online applications is 30 November 2016.
Student applicants must upload the contact details of one of their present teachers or the Head of the Department (HoD). The Academy will get in touch with the teacher and obtain the recommendation letter. All decisions regarding the selection of candidates will be at the sole discretion of the Academies. Any grievance or dispute concerning SRFP 2017 shall be addressed to the Academy whose decision thereon shall be final. If a candidate is found at any point of time to have submitted false information, his/her fellowship will be cancelled, and he/she will be asked to pay back the fellowship amount/travel allowance etc. that has been paid to him/her. Further his/her guide and the Institution in which he/she is currently studying will be informed of the matter.